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    @michaelrose55...

    @michaelrose55, I agree with the others it's great to see you back here :)

    You can build great layouts with Peco and your weathering is great.

    That being said, I personally always notice the...
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    Model railroading is never the most important...

    Model railroading is never the most important thing in life. Good to hear you have the more important things covered first.

    That being said: Have you thought about bringing some model railroading...
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    This weekend has been good for me and my...

    This weekend has been good for me and my motivation - it's great how much stuff you can get done when you start doing stuff ;)

    Glued a pair of 0402 LEDs to this trailer as rear clearance lights....
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    Doing some ditchperiments - curios how that'll...

    Doing some ditchperiments - curios how that'll turn out after ground cover and static grass:...
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    Have you tried contacting the store by phone or...

    Have you tried contacting the store by phone or eMail and see if you could pick up stuff or they might deliver or ship it? Don't know if you tried it already, don't know if it's even an option in...
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    Oh ****. All the best to you two, hope you both...

    Oh ****. All the best to you two, hope you both end up on the good side of the probability curve.

    Hang in there,
    Heiko
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    For a quick fix, you could shim the truck a...

    For a quick fix, you could shim the truck a little bit. I'm not sure, but that may be enough for the axle to clear the coupler box, without lifting the car too much so the couplers are too high. I...
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    Ordered a couple of pre-wired SMD LEDs from...

    Ordered a couple of pre-wired SMD LEDs from Aliexpress - red and yellow 0402 for lighting heavy trucks / semi trailers and red/green bicolor 0605 for signalling experiments. At $0.30 each I'm going...
  9. Thread: More bad news :(

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    I am sorry to hear that. And please excuse me...

    I am sorry to hear that. And please excuse me generalizing the US response above, I know the response can be very different from state to state and sometimes from county to county.



    The...
  10. Thread: April 1st

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    Definitely a name to keep in mind for a...

    Definitely a name to keep in mind for a town/station/industry.

    "Point No Point. Home of the No-Trak modular association."
    "Point No Point Furniture. No Sharp Edges."
    "Point No Point Needlework."...
  11. Thread: More bad news :(

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    Well, their measures are less draconian. It's not...

    Well, their measures are less draconian. It's not that they don't take any measures (universities and schools beyond grade 9 are closed, visits to retiree homes forbidden, bars closed, border control...
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    I tack the the track in place in just a few spots...

    I tack the the track in place in just a few spots with either white glue or even CA. Then when I'm ballasting, the ballast will actually hold the track in place.

    Though since I'm building modules,...
  13. Thread: More bad news :(

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    What I believe they are not mentioning (at least...

    What I believe they are not mentioning (at least I couldn't find it in my quick read-through) is the difference between "We can still detect viable virus samples if we look very closely" and "There...
  14. Thread: Module ideas...

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    Not happening, others in my group aren't that...

    Not happening, others in my group aren't that enthusiastic for a large yard/branch, either.

    Particularly the arrangement planners... right now what they need most is curves to fit stuff into rooms...
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    Well, if you follow the three-feet-rule, I think...

    Well, if you follow the three-feet-rule, I think you don't need anything but the dining car (and Steuerwagen = cab car) from the ICE 2. The coaches aren't that different from the outside (inside is a...
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    That resistor calculation sounds right. It's...

    That resistor calculation sounds right.

    It's just... LEDs hardly change color with current, they just get dimmer. If you want a really warm glow, you need different LEDs (sometimes called warm...
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    Well, a couple of reasons... 1) As you figured...

    Well, a couple of reasons...

    1) As you figured out, most high speed lines are designed for 200 kph / 250 kph so faster trains are kind of a waste. Only a very limited selection is built for 280...
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    12 working diesels (one still needs a decoder,...

    12 working diesels (one still needs a decoder, going to try a LokSound, after I wasn't too impressed with the Digitrax sound decoders I have in the others)
    one FEF-3
    and one frame and...
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    What I actually did once: Used my inkjet printer...

    What I actually did once: Used my inkjet printer to make "patches". Took a boxcar, applied graffiti decal over the old number and patched a ~2mm x 2mm square patch of printout on top of the graffiti...
  20. It's not too well known a fact, but electronics...

    It's not too well known a fact, but electronics do run on smoke. When it comes out, they cease to work ;)

    I double-checked the manual, at what you are planning should work. I'd go for a slightly...
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    Same answer as to your question about how many...

    Same answer as to your question about how many feeders: Is this more of an interim - one year or so - layout? Then don't care too much - rail joiners will last for quite a while, solder joints and...
  22. Heath, Sorry to hear that :( Hope things go...

    Heath,

    Sorry to hear that :( Hope things go over quick there, though I wouldn't expect it.

    I got an email from our big boss today, stating we might be closing down, but our wages are safe... if...
  23. I was afraid of that, but still, better you know...

    I was afraid of that, but still, better you know than not...



    It is fair for what you get, and I wouldn't expect anyone to make it cheaper. Not with software, warranty, instructions, customer...
  24. Interior lights of passenger cars. Though it...

    Interior lights of passenger cars. Though it doesn't have to be that small for that. If it's really cheap, I could also see myself using two of them to control interior lights and rear lights.

    But...
  25. Thread: Kato FP7 issues

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    I agree with all of you, but there's also more to...

    I agree with all of you, but there's also more to the term "programming track". It's probably so confusing because it's used for a multitude of mostly overlapping, but not quite exactly the same...
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